Copenhagen-based tech agency picks Euless, Texas, for American HQ


Chris Braden, vice chairman, KeepIt (LinkedIn iStock)

Danish cloud backup and information safety agency Keepit picked the Dallas-Fort Value suburb of Euless, Texas, for its U.S. headquarters.

The corporate, based in 2007 by information internet hosting entrepreneurs Frederik Schouboe and Morten Felsvang, plans to double its workers of about 25 gross sales and advertising staff with the transfer, the Dallas Morning Information reported. The agency secured a $30 million funding from One Peak, a London agency that backs rising know-how firms in Europe, for the growth.

The inhabitants of Euless, situated between Dallas and Fort Value, has grown by a fifth up to now decade.

The agency companies 2,000 purchasers in 46 nations throughout retail, well being care, finance, authorized and municipal sectors. Its software program, generally utilized in enterprise purposes comparable to Microsoft 365, Google and Salesforce, is constructed on blockchain know-how and designed to guard and handle cloud-based information. The Copenhagen-based firm is the “world’s solely impartial vendor-neutral and blockchain-based cloud devoted to SaaS information safety,” in response to its web site.

“With the rise in and prevalence of ransomware, companies are seeing that it’s vital now, greater than ever, to make sure that their information is correctly backed up,” stated Chris Braden, Keepit’s vice chairman of gross sales and channels for the Americas.

Braden stated North Texas made sense as a result of its central location makes it simple to carry nationwide conferences. Euless can also be near the Dallas/Fort Value Municipal Airport.

“It additionally gives a big pool of obtainable expertise, agreeable price of dwelling — and it’s arduous to not issue within the apparent tax benefits of working in a state like Texas,” Braden stated. “And it’s simple to journey to and from Europe.”

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Tax benefits have additionally attracted tech corporations like Samsung, Noodoe and Tesla.

[Dallas Morning News] – Maddy Sperling